Angelicscalliwag Christmas Traditions # 4: Preparing for Advent



The tradition of preparing for Advent goes back to the beginning of our marriage.  I was a newish Christian and determined that every part of my life should at the very least attempt to reflect my beliefs.  Advent would be our time for preparing to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.  Thing was, I was new at this and really didn’t have a clue how to go about it.  So I did what I always do when I am unsure.  I bought a book.  Well, two actually.  Both were about preparing for Christmas with Jesus at its centre.  The two books are at the bottom of the photo below:

One book, The ADVENTure of Christmas, particularly appealed to me. Who knew that candy cane represented the blood and purity of Jesus?  I certainly had no idea.  If I’m honest, I now look at these quaint tales and think what a lovely story they…

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